Frequently Asked Question
The most common questions about Breitling B-1
How can you tell if a Breitling watch is real?Examine the logo closely as the “B” should be raised from the dial's plane and the Breitling name should be etched into the dial. If the “B” is laid flat on the dial, that watch is definitely a fake. The seconds hand of an authentic Breitling watch will end with its iconic “B” and drop into an anchor shape.Jun 21, 2018
Is Breitling high end?As you can see from the above pros and cons that through its unique product line, Breitling has positioned its brand in the luxury watch market as a manufacturer that produces watches for professionals. Some even have special features tailored to specific situations.
How much is a used Breitling worth?There have been hundreds of Breitling models made over several the decades, and each one holds a unique value, which can range from about $1000 to hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Do all Breitling watches have a date?The subdials on most authentic Breitling watches are used to display the various measurements of the chronograph, and none should show the days of the week or month. If your Breitling watch does have a calendar display, it will appear in a separate, window.
Are Breitling watches self winding?Self-winding watch movements such as the Breitling include a mechanism that winds the mainspring using the motion of the wearer's body. Natural movements of the watch, either on the wrist or in the pocket, cause a piece inside the watch to move.Jun 24, 2019
How do I find out what model my Breitling watch is?Both the reference number and serial number can be found on the underside of your watch's casing. The reference number is a 12-digit code that consists of numbers and letters, for example A2332212/B635, while the length of the serial number can vary from model to model.
How do you wind a Breitling watch?To wind a Breitling watch, first turn the crown counterclockwise to unlock it. If it's new, you should gently wind it 40 times (or more) clockwise to fill up the power reserve. If it's not new and it's an automatic watch, you should occasionally wind (gently) it 5-10 times only.